Urology physicians are also active researchers, looking for new ways to better treat a variety of urologic conditions and diseases. Please ask your physician during your office visit about our ongoing research studies in urology.
There are nearly 900 clinical trials currently available at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC). Before a clinical trial can begin, it must go through a rigorous review process conducted by the Wake Forest University Health Sciences Institutional Review Board to ensure that the safety, rights and welfare of human subjects are protected.
What is a clinical trial?
Clinical trials are research studies in which people help medical professionals find ways to improve health. Each study tries to answer specific scientific questions and is designed to find safe and effective ways to better prevent, diagnose, and/or treat disease.
Before they can begin, all clinical trials must go through a rigorous review process conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) to ensure that the safety, rights and welfare of human subjects are protected.
Why would I want to consider participating in a clinical trial?
As a volunteer in a clinical trial, you have the opportunity to be involved in important research that may bring about advances in science and health care. Volunteers are needed in all areas of research, from trials in healthy volunteers to studies of specific diseases.
Who sponsors clinical trials at WFBMC?
Clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and many other organizations.